The Antichrist Appears at the Middle of Tribulation this is a time stamp event. Proving the event to be such requires a good deal of effort, and many scriptures to be applied from many places, but it is doable. But the most popular verses from scripture pointing to the Antichrist really do place a time stamp on Jesus coming. Listen:
that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. Let no one in any way deceive you, for it (the Day of The Lord) will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,
2 Thessalonians 2:2&3.
These verses tell us that this man of destruction is coming and that it will be before the day of the Lord. This is not an exact time stamp, but it is a time stamp with regard to sequence of events. So certain verses become Time Stamp Verses that would make clear just when or just how certain things will fall in sequence?
Consider this time stamp verse in
1 Thessalonians 5:1-2, 4 Now as to the times and the epochs, brethren, you have no need of anything to be written to you. For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief;
So here we learn that believers (the “we” of this verse) are here for the arrival of this day of the Lord. We will see it but it will not surprise us, for we are not in darkness. So is this yet not another time stamp verse. IT is the time for the rapture (most Theologians agree on this, but they disagree as to when the Day of The Lord comes? Why — let’s hear it again.
2 Thessalonians 2:2-3 that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. Let no one in any way deceive you, for it (the day of the Lord) will not come unless the apostasy (which cannot be the Rapture as some teach, because this event comes before the day of the Lord and is a sign of His coming; and “the apostasy” in this verse) comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, (which also is a sign of the coming day of the Lord which remember is a time stamp for the Rapture).
There are other very important time stamps in scripture which support this. Jesus marks the very time of His coming, not just in Matthew 24, but also here in Hosea 5, Listen.
I will go away and return to My place Until they (here it is important to know that the they is Israel) acknowledge their guilt and seek My face; In their affliction they will earnestly seek Me.
Hosea 5:15 NASB
Hear Our Lord who is Lord over both the Jews and the Gentiles as one new man in the new covenant tells us something that Paul picked up on in his study and conveyed to us in his writings. There is a specific time when Jesus will return, and that time is when Israel seeks His face. Jesus says in this Hosea time stamp verse that He will remain in His place until Israel calls upon Him. Paul confirms this date stamp, listen:
I say then, they (Israel) did not stumble so as to fall, did they? May it never be! But by their transgression salvation has come to the Gentiles, to make them (Israel) jealous. Now if their transgression is riches for the world (the Gentiles) and their failure is riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their fulfillment be! For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?
Romans 11:11-12,15 NASB
That’s correct you heard it right. Israel will one day at the end of Tribulation acknowledge their guilt and seek the face of their Messiah and then (their acceptance will mean) that the dead will see life in the first resurrection, and the Rapture will follow the first resurrection. This fact is a time stamp.
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.
1 Thessalonians 4:14-18 NASB
And their you have evidence my friend. Any date stamps within scripture concerning the second coming and first resurrection of the dead will lead you to this conclusion.
Are there more date stamp verses that prove or support these? Absolutely. Is it possible that there are not any date stamp verses for a pre-Trib Rapture that would occur before the First resurrection? You should search the scriptures to find one, and should you find such a date stamp verse for a pre-Trib Rapture please let me know, for I have searched and cannot find it. So, I do not expect you to find even one stating that Jesus will come before or in the middle of the Tribulation, for if you did, that would mean that the Holy Spirit and not man would be purposefully confusing us.
It would mean that the dead who die in Christ during the Tribulation of whom their are many, would not really be in Christ, because the dead in Christ will rise first before the Rapture. The resurrection itself is a time stamp for the Rapture. Remember concerning The day of The Lord, paul said: that day will not come unless… He also stated that we must rightly divide the word of truth. The prophetic divisions within God’s word are time stamped. We are to understand our times.
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